The diagram below explains the governance structure.


– Design Technique and Implementation
LDD – Land Degradation Dynamics
SHARED – Stakeholder Approach to Risk Informed and Evidence Based Decision Making
FMNR – Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

Steering committee

This is the apex body that provides advisory and oversight roles, including the Project Management Unit, to ensure successful implementation and outcomes as laid out in the contract and action-description documents, and successful management of risks.

National oversight and coordination committees

Each country has its own oversight and coordination committee to provide strategic and policy advice to partners, review work plans and progress, and provide overall guidance regarding implementation. The committees also help Regreening Africa identify opportunities for leverage and expansion of scale, and improve efficiency, effectiveness and impact.

Project management unit

Housed by ICRAF, the unit is home to the principal investigator, project manager and finance and administrative support staff. It is responsible for day-to-day management and decisions designated to the grant coordinator by the European Union.

Country teams

Comprised of combinations of international NGOs and ICRAF representatives work with national and local governments on implementation, coordination and generating impact. Country teams are supported technically by five ICRAF functions: monitoring, evaluation and learning; land degradation dynamics; stakeholder approach to risk informed and evidence-based decision making; design, techniques and implementation; and communication.

The Economics of Land Degradation

Hosted by GIZ, strengthens the capacities of national governments and other partners to assess the costs of land degradation and the economic benefits of investments in sustainable land management. Several research partners are involved, linking the findings and capacity strengthening to other parts of Regreening Africa.

Steering Committee

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Ravi Prabhu

Principal Investigator

Susan Chomba

Project Manager


Mark Schauer

World Vision

Davis Wamawungo

CARE International

Inge Vianen


Gina Castillo


Olaf Westermann

Sahel Eco

Pierre Dembele